Happy 7/10 from Ladybud!

Happy 7/10 from Ladybud!

There are holidays that require a family gathering and cooking a meal, and then there are days that are just meant to lighten your step a little. July 10th is to dab-lovers what 4/20 is for the average cannabis enthusiast. Today, lovely Ladybud readers, is Dab Day. If you’re not familiar with cannabis concentrate culture,(…)

First Recreational Cannabis Customer in Washington Loses Job

First Recreational Cannabis Customer in Washington Loses Job

Earlier this week, the weed world rejoiced when news broke that the state of Washington had issued licenses to businesses intending to run retail recreational cannabis dispensaries. The first stores opened bright and early Tuesday, July 8th, 2014. Although there has been a lot of reporting about a shortage of recreational cannabis (with the first(…)

New Jersey Moves to Fix Broken Medical Cannabis Program

New Jersey Moves to Fix Broken Medical Cannabis Program

Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey, is a relatively notorious politician whose mouth seems to be under constant attack by his foot. He has recently come under serious fire for stating that there is no demand for medical cannabis in his state, that all medical cannabis programs are a front for legalization. Of course,(…)

WTF is an Ethicatarian? My Post-Vegetarianism Diet

WTF is an Ethicatarian? My Post-Vegetarianism Diet

When I was fifteen, nearly sixteen, I gave up red meat. I had already gone nearly five years without eating pork (ever since dissecting fetal pigs in middle school Biology), and it seemed like the next logical step. My country parents, who put meat in salads, despaired (although I continued preparing meat in their meals(…)

PRESS RELEASE: Parents 4 Pot Wades into CA Cannabis Politics

PRESS RELEASE: Parents 4 Pot Wades into CA Cannabis Politics

Parents 4 Pot, a non-profit mutual benefit organization based in California, has a clear mission to end cannabis prohibition policies that result in the destruction of families and decimate poor and minority communities. We are dismayed that the California Police Chiefs Association and the California League of Cities are using their lobbying muscle in Sacramento(…)

REVIEW: Cheeba Chews, Medicated Candies

REVIEW: Cheeba Chews, Medicated Candies

Edibles are quickly becoming more popular within the cannabis community as an effective method of ingesting medication. Cheeba Chews are an excellent choice to medicate with and are made by a Boulder, Colorado based company. They implement the entire extraction process onsite and, according to Eric in their Marketing Department: We source our raw materials(…)

Arkansas Won’t Have Cannabis on Its 2014 Ballot

Arkansas Won’t Have Cannabis on Its 2014 Ballot

In many states, the beginning of July marks not only a seminal summer celebration but also the cutoff date for signature collection on ballot initiatives. Unfortunately for activists in Arkansas, this year that means accepting a minor loss: they didn’t collect quite enough signatures to make it on the ballot. The medical cannabis program would(…)

Don’t Make Me Over: The Truth About TV Makeovers

Don’t Make Me Over: The Truth About TV Makeovers

I was once a rabid fan of makeover shows. I’ve watched more of them than I’d care to admit. In my mind, the premise used to appear reasonable: some unfortunate wastrel is plucked from the unwashed masses and spruced up to the delight of her friends and family. Almost Pygmalion-ish, the whole affair looked charming,(…)

Ohio Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative Fails

Ohio Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative Fails

The state of Ohio may have decriminalized small amounts of cannabis (meaning that those caught with under 100 grams can go on their merry way with a misdemeanor and a ticket that costs $150), it seems like it won’t be joining the ranks of medical cannabis states this year. Ohio has been on a short(…)